GRowing Up In America: Life AfteR The Taliban 

What is Home? 

After narrowly escaping from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in August 2021, 9 year old Masoma and her family begin a new life in Sacramento, California.

Growing up in America: Life After the Taliban, is an intimate documentary following their journey of building a home after war. 

"A cinematic revelation that exemplifies the director's unparalleled creative vision and storytelling prowess ...

A masterfully directed film that showcases the director's keen eye for storytelling."

 " - Student World Impact Film Festival 

A Film DIRECTED BY Isabel Rose Soloaga 

Co-directed and starring  Najaf Ali Mohammady

We are proud to be in production on our first feature-length documentary.

Growing Up in Amercia: Life After the Taliban  

Unofficial trailer, 3:00

We are fiscally sponsored by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Bay Area Video Coalition.

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Meet the Family 

Qurban and his son, Ali Taha

Zahra and Masoma, Sisters 

Brothers Murtaza, Qurban and Ali

Baby Emran 

Prioritizing People + Process 

Building Community 

Clips from Kabul 

Qurban Ali narrates his family's precarious escape from Kabul airport. August, 2021. 

Sisters: Zahra, left, and Masoma at home in Sacramento, California. Decemeber, 2021. 

Grateful to be selected as part of the 

2021 Film Independent + CNN Original Intensive.

THank you

With support from:

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